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Lucy, Ashley & Anastasia 1961-1970

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  • Thermotape

    Generic Electric introduces a thermoplastic tape that records audio and video simultaneously.
  • Lasers Invented

    The first lasers were invented by a few inventors; Alexander Prokhorov, Theodore Harold Maiman, Gordon Gould, Nikolay Basov
  • First televised presidential debates

    American viewers watched the first televised presidential debates between candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
  • Laser

    First laser demonstrated in May by Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research Labs.
  • The Antartic Treaty

    Scientific efforts led to the establishment of the Antarctic Treaty, which has been signed by 44 countries. This treaty, passed into law in 1961, calls for Antarctica to be used for peaceful purposes only. It also promotes international scientific cooperation in Antarctica.
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  • Nucleur missiles

    Navy launches USS George Washington. First submarine to carry nuclear missiles.
  • Peace Corps Founded

    The Peace Corps is an American volunteer program run by the United States government. The mission of the Peace Corps has three goals: providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture, and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries.
  • First Human on Space

    The Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to enter space and orbit the Earth. The first space craft was launch from Russia. He helped to boost the Soviet space program and intensify the space race with the United States.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    This was an unsuccessful attempt by United States-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the government of the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
  • The Berlin Wall built

    The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
  • The audio casette

    The audio cassette was invented in 1962 by The Philips Company of the Netherlands. It is a magnetic tape sound recording format. It was designed originally for dictation. Its uses ranged from portable audio to home recording to data storage for early microcomputers.
  • Space War

    In 1962 Steve Russell invented Space War. It took the team about 200 man-hours to write the first version of Space War. A computer game called Spacewar was the last thing DEC expected who later provided the game as a diagnostic program for their customers.
  • Lap-and-shoulder vehicle safety belt

    On July 10, 1962 Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin receives a U.S. patent for the three-point, lap-and-shoulder vehicle safety belt. It's considered one of the most important and widespread safety innovations of all time. Bohlin received letters from all over the world from thankful car-crash survivors.
  • Spacewar

    First computer video game, SpaceWar,was invented by Steve Russell.
  • Marilyn Monroe found dead

    Movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand. Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room. After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was "caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide."
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The United States armed forces were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet commanders in Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded.
  • First liver Transplant

    In 1963 Transplant surgery has developed aided by drugs like cortisone, azathioprine and cyclosporin which have helped to reduce rejection. The first liver transplant was made this year thanks to this medical advancement.
  • Video Disk

    First video disk.
  • Touch-Tone

    Touch-Tone telephones introduced.
  • "I have a dream" speech

    "I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination.
  • JFK Assassinated

    The 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and the latter's wife Nellie, in a Presidential motorcade.
  • Civil Rights Act Passes

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities and women.
  • Japan’s Bullet Train Opens

    The ”Shinkansen” began service on 1 October in time for the Tokyo Olympics. The conventional Limited Express service took six hours and 40 minutes from Tokyo to Osaka, but the Shinkansen made the trip in just four hours, shortened to three hours and ten minutes by 1965.

    BASIC(an early computer language) is invented by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz.
  • First Commercial Satellite

    The first commercial communications satellite, is launched in 1965.
  • Soft Contact Lenses

    Adolph Fick first thought of making glass contact lenses in 1888, but it took until 1948 when Kevin Tuohy invented the soft plastic lens for contacts to become a reality. The soft contact lense was originally created in 1965
  • Assassination of Malcolm X

    Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was assassinated at the age of 39.
  • Kevlar

    Kevlar invented by Stephanie Louise Kwolek
  • Watts Riots

    The Watts Riots was a civil disturbance in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California from August 11 to August 17, 1965. The six-day riot resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage.
  • The Northeast blackout

    The Northeast blackout of 1965 was a significant disruption in the supply of electricity affecting parts of Ontario in Canada and Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and New Jersey in the United States. Over 30 million people and 80,000 square miles were left without electricity for up to 12 hours.
  • The Bar Code

    The Bar Code was invented in 1966. The inventor was Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. It was first used commercially in that year.
  • Star Strek

    September 8, 1966 Star Strek was launch on tv for the first time. It was a revolution on television technology.
  • The Black Panther Party

    The Black Panther Party was established. This party was an African-American revolutionary organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982.
  • Electronic cars

    •Electronic Fuel injection for cars invented
  • The First Handheld Calculator

    The first handheld calculator invented was in 1967. It was invented at Texas Instruments Incorporated by a development team which included Jerry D. Merryman, James H. Van Tassel and Jack St. Clair Kilby. This invention had a dramatic impact on the electronic calculator industry with ever-decreasing prices characteristic of this new breed of computational machines.
  • First Super Bowl

    Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season.
  • Six-Day War

    Six-day war in the Middle East. This war was fought between June 5 and 10 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
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    Six-Day War

    Six-day war in the Middle East. This war was fought between June 5 and 10 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
  • Heart transplant

    First heart transplantation operation.
  • Calculator

    •The first handheld calculator invented.
  • The Computer Mouse

    In 1968 Douglas Engelbart invented the computer mouse and the prototype to windows. He also invented or contributed to several interactive, user-friendly devices: the computer video teleconferencing, hypermedia, groupware, email, the Internet and more.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr., a American leader of the African-American civil rights movement and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 39.
  • Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, a United States Senator and brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, took place in Los Angeles, California. After winning the California and South Dakota primary elections for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, Kennedy was shot as he walked through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel and died.
  • Computer mouse

    •The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.
  • The Artificial Heart

    In 1969 the artificial heart was invented. It was invented by Paul Witchell. He was better known as a master ventriloquist and entertainer.
  • Scanner

    Bar code scanner invented.
  • Arpanet

    •The arpanet (first internet) invented
  • First Man on the Moon

    On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center. Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. He said the historic words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • Artificial Heart

    First artificial heart invented.
  • First man on the moon

    Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.
  • The Floppy Disk

    In 1970 the floppy disk was invented by Alan Shugart. The first floppies were used to fill another type of data storage device. The disk drive grabs the floppy by its center and spins it like a record inside its housing.